RVA WordPress Wednesday

  • July 24, 2013 · 6:00 PM

RVA WordPress Wednesday Meetups

4th Wednesday of Every Month!

This group is for anyone who uses WordPress, whether you're a blogger, designer, developer, coder, themer, or anything else you can imagine.  Meetup events are open to both advanced and beginner users and are free!


This month, we have Matthew Rosenberg from the Richmond Times-Dispatch talking on Codex Decoded: JSON API.

This is a very advanced class. This class will examine the awesome JSON API plugin that can be used to power webapps, widgets and more. .

WordPress has many APIs, some that can be used to get or even write posts and comments like the XML-RPC protocol. Out of the box it lacks the increasingly common JSON format which is an easy to use lightweight way of handling data. This month we will look at this plugin and how it can be used.

This is an advanced class that will be dealing with php, javascript and jQuery. A basic understanding of those languages will be helpful in understanding the power of this plugin.

On behalf of RVA WordPress, we look forward to seeing you on the 24th!

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  • Jonathan N.

    Very interesting. I would like to attend some more.

    July 25, 2013

  • Todd A.

    Interesting topic. I wish I could attend.

    July 24, 2013

  • Michael C.

    ARRG - may not be able to attend - hopefully it will be on http://www.matthewrosenberg.com/presentations/ :)

    July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm excited that there are 5 Wednesdays this month so I can make it out to WordPress Wednesday. This looks like a great topic, Matt!

    July 24, 2013

  • Michael C.

    I'm looking frwrd to this even though it is very advanced (I'm still finding my way around the inside of the htdocs folder) - I'm hoping to first see a few non-code examples of:

    1 - APIs in general: http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/the-complete-guide-to-the-wordpress-settings-api-part-1/

    2 - then how JSON API is used here: http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out

    July 23, 2013

    • Matthew R.

      The JSON API plugin was written by the MOMA site developer. The site is built with Ruby on Rails and WordPress is used as the content management system. Pretty slick.

      1 · July 23, 2013

    • Matthew R.

      I will admit, and others have too, the Settings API is one of the more infuriating APIs in WP. I usually roll my own.

      July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too advanced for me :)

    1 · July 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh no worries! You are doing a good job meeting everyone's needs. I would really like some advice on how to turbo-charge my sites social sharing capability. I use the "Simple Share" plugin, but it is not working quite right and I want to either fix it or switch.

      July 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      What I would really love to see is the WP equivalent of Apple's Genius Bar, where folks like me can come in, sit with an expert for 20-30 minutes, and learn how to fix things ourselves, or alternatively turn the problems over to geniuses to fix for a fee.

      July 23, 2013

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